How can we banish No Child Left Behind’s top-down and narrow paradigm? Local control has been a bedrock principle of public schooling in America since its inception. NCLB sent us in the opposite direction of this traditional notion. A return to a traditional locally-based educational policy can be again realized via a multiple measures approach to accountability that is democratically decided on the community level. On Sunday October 20 at 1:30 CST, a 12 minute EdTalk will air live on KLRU PBS-TV Austin. I will provide an introduction to a new approach to NCLB, testing, and accountability that we have dubbed Community-Based Accountability. This EdTalk is part of a new show on PBS called Blackademics Television.
Call your local PBS station and ask them to syndicate the Blackademics on PBS-TV in your area. To see the 12-minute Blackademics Television EdTalk on Community-Based Accountability now and for free— click on the video link below. The Community-Based Accountability talk begins at about 13:58.
For all Cloaking Inequity’s posts on Community-Based Accountability go here.
If you would like for me to make a CBA pitch to your legislators— let them know. If you like the community-based, bottom-up approach to accountability, forward the links to the Executive Summary and Key Features to interested parties.
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Special thanks to Dr. Kevin Foster and the UT-Austin Department of African and African Diaspora Studies for producing Blackademics.